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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v13.i3.20
pages 223-233

Copper (II) Biosorption from Aqueous Solutions by Green Algae Cladophora glomerata (L.) Kütz.

Naser Jafari
Department of Biology, Basic Faculty, Mazandaran University, Iran
Z. Senobari
Department of Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
M. Pahlavani
Department of Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

ABSTRACT

Biosorption of heavy metals is an effective technology for the treatment of industrial wastewaters. The results presented here show the sorption of Cu2+ which are solutions of biomass of filamentous algae Cladophora glomerata. In this work the biosorption behavior of C. glomerata is investigated as a function of pH, amount of biosorbent, initial Cu2+ concentration and temperature. The results indicated that the biomass of C. glomerata is suitable for the development of efficient biosorbent for the removal and recovery of Cu2+ from wastewater. The high values of correlation coefficient (r2 < 0.97) indicate equilibrium data of algal biomass well fitted in Freundlich isotherms model equations.